Holli Richey has led medicinal & edible plant walks at the following places: U.S. Botanical Gardens, Washington, D.C. for National Herb Day; Baltimore Bioneers Urban Herbal Walk at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Serenbe Community in Chattahoochee Hill Country, GA; Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, Gainesville, GA; Lazy B Farm in Statham, GA; Vickery Creek Park, Roswell, GA; Brick House Studios, Crawford (east of Athens), GA, Pocket Trail for TN Valley Chapter of Wild Ones, John Muir Trail, TN.
Medicinal & Edible Plant Walk & Wild Foods Lunch at Brick House Studios in Crawford, GA: Early August, 2010 Holli Richey led a medicinal & edible plant walk followed by a gourmet garden-fresh & wild foods lunch at the 1820s Brick House Studios, a perfect setting for a garden tour. We walked among garden sculpture by Georgia artists, and lunched in the house among healing, Edenic paintings by Lamar Wood, and other Athens artists.
The menu: the refresher course was watermelon with mint, served with chilled sumac-mint “mock”-tails; later for lunch, more sumac-mint drinks, accompanied with rose-of-Sharon dip served in a rose-of-Sharon flower with radish “chips”, wild greens salad made of violet leaves, yellow dock leaves, rose-of-Sharon leaves, plantain leaves and arugula and herbed dressing; arugula-cucumber-bell pepper green gazpacho; stuffed muscadine leaves (dolmas); and for dessert, warmed figs and goat cheese on toasted crostini, drizzled with blackberry sauce. Yum-Yum! After the meal, a participant told me the wild foods felt so good to be putting into her body. It’s a deeper connection to how the earth provides our food. If we relearn the knowledge of our ancestors, we can all feel good about the food we put into our bodies.
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